Kangaroo culling in the Winton Wetlands has been ruled out after extensive surveys tracking the species.
The result estimated the reserve holds approximately 3000 kangaroos which equates to 0.33 per hectare.
This is less than half the suggested one kangaroo per hectare target density for grasslands and below the economic carrying capacity of 0.5 kangaroos per hectare.
The wetlands ecology team carried out three surveys using line transect methodology from sunrise to 9.30am, when the species are likely to be active.
Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Black-tailed Swamp Wallabies were tracked acosss 65 kilometres of transects spread throughout the reserve.
"These densities are less than half of the suggested target density of one kangaroo per hectare for grasslands and also below the economic carrying capacity of 0.5 kangaroos per hectare," Winton Wetlands restoration ecologist Lisa Farnsworth said.
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These results will be incorporated into a Winton Wetlands Kangaroo Management Plan that will include kangaroo survey methods and results, fence removal to reduce road safety concerns, new vegetation monitoring techniques and future student research opportunities.
"The survey results, combined with our highly successful revegetation program have lead us to conclude that from an ecological perspective active kangaroo control on the reserve is unnecessary at this stage," Dr Farnsworth said.
Winton Wetlands, in partnership with the Friends of Winton Wetlands team have also started to remove 12 kilometres of roadside fencing on the reserve calling it "unnecessary".